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Judge James Moore

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 596-1018
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-1019
Judicial Clerk: (612) 596-1068

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge James Moore


Appointed Jan. 7, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., with honors, Hamline University School of Law, 1985
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981


  • Litigation Manager, Civil Division, City of Minneapolis
  • Assistant City Attorney, Civil Divisions, Minneapolis and Bloomington

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civic Education Committee
  • Community member, Minnesota Internship Center School Board
  • Volunteer judge, Hamline University National Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer coach, youth basketball


Juvenile, 7/2016 – Present 
Civil / Criminal, 12/30/13 – 6/2016

Civil Practice Pointers & Preferences